If you are building applications that could use a dashboard then I would recommend taking a look at the PacktPub book “Microsoft Silverlight 5: Building Rich Enterprise Dashboards”. The book focuses on using Silverlight 5 to construct various dashboards and provides guidelines on how to achieve this from start to finish. Along the way are useful tips and tricks and gotchas that can be found when dealing with the various aspects of building a dashboard.
My time has been scarce and one of the reasons is due to my participation on the DeepEarth dev team. There are a handful of us that have been working hard to push out the first stable version of DeepEarth. A few of the developers have been working very hard and the work has paid off!
There is a silverlight write and win contest that is currently allowing people to vote for the best article. There are some great articles there including 2 of my older posts about connecting drupal and silverlight. Be sure to read them all and vote for the one you like best!
To vote, you must have silverlight installed and a nifty silverlight voting control will be displayed below the list of articles on the above link. Simply click on the article that you would like to vote for.
I will be writing a few posts on connecting silverlight and drupal in which I will replicate my main site. I will be doing this piece by piece as I investigate each drupal module that I am using and how I can request the appropriate data to populate my silverlight controls. I have outlined the basics needed to accomplish this in my previous post and will be focusing on the new information that is needed to complete each new piece.
After reading Kirupa's excellent blog post about filtering images in a Deep Zoom Collection, I decided to take it one step further. Deep Zoom has the potential to allow us to think way outside the box. There have already been some great examples of this, such as: Jose Fajardo's demo and Deep Earth. I'm sure there are a few other great examples out there, but those 2 really demonstrate true potential for this technology.
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After playing around with Silverlight 2 beta some more, I have run into a few issues. A quick note about this post, I have been a WPF developer for a couple of years now so my issues may not really be issues, but rather differences between Silverlight and WPF that I find to be bothersome. I'm sure Microsoft will be working to fix some of these issues as they are minor, but there is 1 major issue that has been talked about in further detail, Silverlight's control templating model. Dr.